The essence of spring is something I long, all year round. I made a promise to myself that I would try to preserve spring as very best I can this year. Whether it be through photography, drying flowers, recipes and most of all, experiments.
Lilacs are one of my absolute favorites. Growing up, we had a large lilac bush at our house in Rosemont. My mother would leave a pair of pruning sheers for who ever wanted to take some home on the way past our house. Now, at my home that my partner and I bought December of 2019, our property came with a few very lovely lilac bushes. TWO colours purple & white!!
I ended up doing a couple different things with the lilac flowers. But let’s start with the most simple, yet lovely “recipe”.
So besides the obvious, I would reccomend giving your lilacs a shake before bringing them inside. The earwigs seem to love hanging out in them. And a good rinse before adding them to your water. Pick your lilacs somewhere that is not near a road/polluted area.
I let my lilac water soak overnight. It is such a subtle, delicate, floral taste.bit is absolutely LOVELY.
1 cup of lilac flowers (no stem)
8 cups of water
(or really however much you want,
it is a very faint flavor so it
will be hard to over do!)
Give a good shake & let sit over night. ♡
Thanks for joining me in today’s post. I hope everyone is staying safe out there and can find some peace with the flowers today ♡
Today marks my 26th week of pregnancy. Feeling good! Really enjoying the spring time and all it’s glory. About to make some tasty banana bread with oat flour.. so i’ll let you know how that turns out. I have mad ripe bananas in my fridge that my friend dropped off after her dad bought a mound of banana’s (couldn’t help a good deal, which I can get down with). Possibly going to make more than one loaf depending how it turns out!
So this weeks pregnancy update is that the baby can supposedly hear our voices now when we conversate with each other. He is inhaling and exhaling small amounts of amniotic fluid, which is essential for his lung development & is good practice for when he takes his first gulp of air. 🙂 & from what I have read, the baby is supposedly around the size of a cauliflower.
Ooh the lilacs are just so lovely aren’t they? We have 3 huge bushes on our property and I couldn’t be more thrilled to make some spring bouquets! As the lilacs are in full bloom, so are my allergies… The beauty of our lush yard weighs out the crazy allergy attacks any day though.